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Open Command Prompt Here

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Here's a trick that I don't think many people are aware of.

Right-click on any folder in Windows Vista while holding down the shift key. You'll see an extra context-sensitive menu item there: Open Command Prompt here.

Just click on this menu and a command window will open with the current working directory set to the folder's actual location.

What's neat about this is that if the target folder is a network location, Windows Vista silently maps a network drive to that location before opening the folder (so that your command prompt has a valid path containing a drive letter) and then deletes the network drive once the command prompt is closed.

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Just got the kids a laptop with vista. This sounds like a cool tips. I will be looking out for more to keep vista running smoothe.

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